Current generation of mobile upgraded reality programs gives users many opportunities to punch photos and videos with 3D content, but there are surprisingly few options for users to express themselves with virtual characters.
A new app called the ducton from the indie developer Cuteness Technology aims to change it. The app's value suggestions are simple: make AR puppet videos.
Demo video of the app shows a series of sketches that pair animated characters with recorded voiceovers. We have reached out to the app's developer for more information on what makes the app cruise, but what we know is that it is built with Unity and ARKit.
Dockteck is not yet available to the average App Store customer, but interested parties can sign up for beta access via the app's website.
The app is brain child of Edwon, the creative director, animator and engineer of Cuteness Technology. Edwon, who describes himself as an "interactor", cuts his teeth and makes commercials for Microsoft and designs amusement park trips with Disney Imagineering before creating enhanced reality and virtual reality projects.
"My focus for the past few years has been on creating virtual animated characters. I want to create characters that people love, care for and empathize with. The limitations and opportunities that characters living in a digital world are completely different from traditional animated characters, says Edwon in a blog post.  If you can come across some of the dated and / or cringy humor (there is Braveheart and "Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)" jokes) as shown in the video, you see the potential of the App as a platform for user-generated content.
Or maybe Edwons humor is your bag? In a short period of time, the app's heinks have tickled the funny legs of Boost VC's director Adam Draper Blue Sky Paint lead creator Aidan Wolf and Seattle VR / among others.
So, humor is subjective, which is all the more reason to give users the chance to monkey what they think is fun.
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